Dirty rice w/ Nat…

great food memory…a tour with Nat Adderley and the piano player that was working with us wanted to make Nat his dirty rice recipe (which was pretty good…spicy!). Nat told us a story about him and Cannon on the road years ago. They were going to do some dirty rice at a friends house in Michigan and Cannon would only cook his recipe if he had these certain rib tips from New Orleans…so, he got on the phone and had a bunch of them on the next plane to Detroit…the rib tips made the dish. I asked Nat what made them special…he said it was a mixture of the sweet vinegar, pepper and the smoking temperature. I wonder if that place is still around…